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We’re back!

Yes – it’s been a long time, but we’re back!

We meet on the last Saturday of every month (except August and December) at the Solihull Library.

The next meeting is Saturday 28 March 2015 at 2pm.

We would also like to let you know that once again, we will be exhibiting at ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ Live show this year.  The 2015 show will take place at Birmingham’s NEC, from Thursday 16 April to Saturday 18 April.

We look forward to seeing you soon and sharing family history research.

Islam Channel, ‘Living the Life’ 28th May 2013

It was an honour to be invited onto the show ‘Living the Life’ to talk about  genealogical research as an educational tool. It is often said that to know where we are going we must know where we are from. For Black British younsters to learn about their family origins, the contributions their ancestors made to society, and the struggles they overcame – these are very empowering topics that can help young people to achieve their own aspirations.

Andrew Muhammad – historian, writer and teacher, was also a guest on the show. He does fantastic work in schools, inspiring both pupils and parents alike through his motivational presentations.

For help getting started with YOUR family research, please contact me at:

ayshah_johnston@hotmail.com

www.oogle.eu/ajohnston

 

Lambeth Caribbean Family History Group

While Solihull has flourished, Lambeth has withered. However, plans are afoot to revive it. I’m aiming to hold some workshops in Lambeth Libraries in the run up to Black History Month. Hopefully this will form the basis of a new group meeting regularly to discuss and promote Caribbean ancestral research. My new website is http://www.oogle.eu/aj or http://www.oogle.eu/ayshahjohnston. I’ll be advertising courses there, many of which will be funded, so your wallets will be safe! Ayshah

Come and see us at Who Do You Think You Are? Live | 22-24 Feb 2013

We’re back again!

The Caribbean Family History Group will be here again at this weekends Who Do You Think You Are? Live, an entire weekend dedicated to family history research.

Ticket are still available and the event is on until Sunday 24th February.

For more information go to http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/

East London Routes Family History Day | Sun 4 Nov 10am – 6pm @ RichMix

East London Routes Family History Day  | Sun 4 Nov 10am - 6pm

Celebrate Every Generation Media’s 10th birthday with our East London Routes family history day.

EGM is based in east London and has been at the forefront of developing  websites, publications, workshops and films around family learning and cultural heritage, particularly among people from minority ethnic heritage.

Contributors include: authors Patrice Lawrence, Jacqueline Walker (‘Pilgrim State’) and Kerry Young (‘Pao’), Hackney campaigners Ian Levy and Pauline ‘Hackney Heroine’ Pearce, equality campaigner Simon Woolley, cultural campaigners and historians Arthur Torrington CBE, Stephen Bourne, Oku Ekpenyon MBE, Angelina Osborne, National Archives outreach team Sandra Shakespeare and Sara Griffiths, Cllr Michael Jones one of the youngest politicians in London, Guardian journalist Hugh Muir and Patrick Vernon OBE founder of Every Generation.

To attend this free events please RSVP patrice@everygeneration.co.uk or egeninfo@tgis.co.uk
www.everygeneration.co.uk (new site to be launched on shortly).

Black History Month Events 2012

Solihull Library – Black History Month Events

Solihull and Birmingham group is engaged in the month events – see accompanying flyer.

Solihull meeting @ Solihull Library, 2.00pm-4.00pm, 31st March 2012

The next meeting of the Solihull Caribbean Family History Group is as ever is at Solihull Library, officially between 12 noon and 4.00pm on Saturday 31st March 2012

We will help you start/continue to grow your own family tree